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Five Tips for Improving Communication

Communication is the key to solving problems and successfully collaborating, but many of us still have difficulty communicating with particular team members. Why? Because the words we use mean different things to different people in different contexts. Matt Badgley, an … Continue reading

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A Simple Approach to Get Stronger Agile Executive Support

              If the leading business literature from the past couple of years is to be believed, leanness and agility have become must-have characteristics of any company that expects to thrive. Yet, lack of executive … Continue reading

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Sketch Your Way to Faster Consensus and Better Products

This meeting is a waste of my time. When was the last time you had that thought? Was it because the conversation wasn’t focused, or people couldn’t agree, or maybe they were in violent agreement, but couldn’t see it? We … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Mastering Responsibility

Far too many good, motivated, hard-working people get stuck in jobs they don’t want, projects gone bad, work problems and careers they don’t enjoy. It happens to individual contributors and it happens to leaders. We recently spoke with Christopher Avery, … Continue reading

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Measuring What Counts: Introducing the Better, Faster, Cheaper, Happier Measurement Framework

At Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) we have been involved in many agile adoptions ranging in size from single teams to entire IT development organizations. The single biggest problem we see is organizations not understanding why they are changing the way … Continue reading

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Do You “Really” Know Your Team? How to “Turbocharge” Interactions

Have you ever stated, “I didn’t know you could do that?” If so, you were not only stating the obvious, but also exposing a flaw in team formation. What would the result have been if you had known this characteristic … Continue reading

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How the Words You Use Affect Your Team

Words have a huge impact on team members affecting their work and ultimately your project, yet we often don’t put much thought into the words we use every day. Check out some of the positive and negative connotations of traditional … Continue reading

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10 Agile Quotes From The World’s Most Brilliant Minds

Truly embracing agile can be a very hard task; agile practices are mostly learned and experienced, not something that you can easily glean from a book or article. But if you’re in search for valuable agile quotes to inspire you … Continue reading

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Why Agile Won’t Make You More Productive

According to the 9th annual State of Agile™ survey, more organizations are adopting agile in order to improve productivity: “Consistent with last year, most respondents adopted agile practices to accelerate product delivery (59%) or enhance their ability to manage changing … Continue reading

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Empathy Driven Development: Rescuing Value from the Bermuda Triangle

Embarrassing Discovery True story from when I was an agile coach for a multi-billion dollar, Fortune 15 giant… It was a large agile program and we had new team members joining the program in waves. Not everyone was familiar with … Continue reading

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